Armadillo

Paperback | January 26, 2010

byWilliam Boyd

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Lorimer Black - young, good-looking, but with a somewhat troubled expression - does not understand why his world is being torn apart, though he does know that for the most part it is made up of bluster and hypocrisy. His business, trying to keep insurance companies from paying out the money they've promised, is a con game run with the protection of the law. One winter's morning, Lorimer goes to keep a perfectly routine business appointment and finds a hanged man. A bad start to the day, by any standards, and an ominous portent of things to come.

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Lorimer Black - young, good-looking, but with a somewhat troubled expression - does not understand why his world is being torn apart, though he does know that for the most part it is made up of bluster and hypocrisy. His business, trying to keep insurance companies from paying out the money they've promised, is a con game run with the ...

William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana and grew up there and in Nigeria. His first novel, A Good Man in Africa (1981), won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Prize. His other novels include An Ice Cream War (1982, shortlisted for the 1982 Booker Prize and winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Stars and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.95 inPublished:January 26, 2010Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141044187

ISBN - 13:9780141044187

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"Darkly comic"--Booklist"Everything good fiction should be...It begins with a jolt...and then goes on to become evenbetter"        --David Nicholson, Washington Post"A satirical noir...probing, droll, and full of rewards"        --Ben Greenman, Time Out"A real page-turner"--The Observer, London"Zesty & brilliantly on-target...Lorimer's adventures have enough of an alarming edge to keep a reader constantly, and delightedly, off balance"        --Publishers Weekly